Security at Fort Stewart's gates has been tightened following a directive sent out by the Department of Defense.
In response to an unusually severe wildfire season, the Georgia Forestry Commission will host a town-hall meeting called "After the Smoke Clears" from 6-8 p.m. May 11 at the Long County High School cafeteria in Ludowici.
Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi reported that Thomas Darnell Jefferson, who had been on the run for several months, was apprehended April 21.
With severe storms and tornadoes ravaging the Southeast and hurricane season just around the corner, American Red Cross Program Coordinator Mark Hunt of the Savannah Chapter's Liberty branch offered his input on five categories of items that should be included in every disaster-preparedness kit.
A fire in Riceboro on Wednesday afternoon left a family of five adults and eight children homeless.
A tornado watch that covered Liberty and Long counties was lifted at 4 p.m. yesterday and, other than brief spurts of rain, the community seems to have dodged the severe storms and tornados that claimed the lives of more than 280 people in six states throughout the Southeast, according to reports.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in Liberty and Long County until 4 p.m. today. An extreme band of bad weather is moving across the southeast. This band of storm has already killed at least 202 people in six states according to reports posted by the Associated Press and cnn.com.
As the line of storms accompanying the front moves across Georgia our area could still see bad weather, according to the National Weather Service.
Chaos reigned Monday in Long County when an 18-wheeler ran off the road in Ludowici and struck two power poles, snarling traffic for two hours and cutting off electricity to parts of the city. Soon after that, two brush fires - unrelated to the wreck - broke out and agencies from neighboring areas were called in to assist.
Liberty County Sheriff Office deputies Dennis Abbgy and Jeff Dawson were promoted to corporal Wednesday morning. The deputies received their stripes from LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran during a brief ceremony in the chief's office on Paul Sikes Road.
The Long County Commission at its April meeting finally resolved a months-long issue regarding a towing company.
Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.
The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.
Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.
Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include: